Adelie looks to rebuild under new owners ICG Subscription
Adelie Foods has new owners, after a torrid first 18 months of trading saw private equity firm HIG Capital exit the group.
Euro Garages intends to re-open the sites within the next few weeks after refurbishment
Glanbia has agreed to sell off a controlling stake in its Irish diary business to the Glanbia Co-operative Society for €112m (£94.8m).
Kraft Heinz withdraws 'mega merger' bid for Unilever Subscription
The two companies have issued a statement saying Kraft Heinz has ‘amicably’ withdrawn the bid
Kraft Heinz has announced it has made a “comprehensive” proposal to Unilever to combine the two groups, which the UK-listed firm has firmly rejected
The purchase is likely to face close scrutiny by the CMA given Hain’s ownership of New Covent Garden Soup Co
The CMA is looking into whether the £403m deal would reduce competition and choice for customers
Heineken has acquired the Brazilian operation of Japanese brewer Kirin for €664m (£563.4m) as it battles to keep up with AB InBev in the wake of the AB InBev mega-merger with SAB Miller
The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription
Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth
The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores
Fyffes takeover deal gets go-ahead from the EC Subscription
Fyffes said the EC had determined it would “not oppose the acquisition”
Food packaging producer Excelsior Technologies has been snapped up for £33m by global firm Mondi Group.
Irish nutrition group Glanbia has announced two acquisitions this morning totalling €181m as it looks to grow its international footprint.
Tayto grows popcorn with Portlebay rescue Subscription
Tayto hopes to tap booming appetite for popcorn after putting together a pre-pack rescue deal for premium brand Portlebay
Euro Garages snaps up Little Chef Subscription
But Little Chef brand is not part of deal, throwing future of 78 roadside premises into doubt…
Reckitt Benckiser is locked in talks over a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US child nutrition firm Mead Johnson
Glanbia talks Dairy Farmers of America joint venture Subscription
Glanbia has its eyes on the US as it reaches advanced discussions over a joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America
Reckitt Benckiser has this morning confirmed media reports it is in talks to buy US child nutrition firm Mead Johnson
Irish crisps maker Tayto has rescued popcorn brand Portlebay from administration for an undisclosed sum, The Grocer can reveal.
“There will be opportunities for suppliers in the coming months as we integrate the businesses”
Any decision by the CMA on whether to launch a formal investigation is looking unlikely until at least next week
Farmcare will supply a range of produce to Morrisons, including potatoes, in wider supply agreement
One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.
Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker could spark a bidding war as rivals attempt to muscle in on the deal, according to analysts in the City.
Boparan has not named the potential buyer
Polman must act. And fast. Subscription
That was awkward. The barbarians are at the gate. Two days later they’ve sloped home
Will Warren Buffett and his Kraft-Heinz mob be back? Subscription
The £115bn bid for Unilever has been called off, but it’s sent shockwaves through the fmcg sector
With the announcement that the offer is off the table from the Americans, we ask where does all this manouvering leave Unilever and Kraft Heinz?
Unilever’s strongly worded rejection of Kraft Heinz’s £115bn approach today did not sound like the words of a board about to roll over and accept a slightly higher offer.
What happens now? How likely is Kraft Heinz to up its bid price? And will CEO Paul Polman allow the company to slip from his control?
Leading City analysts react to Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever
David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker
It is great to hear that everyone will benefit from the Tesco ‘merger’ with Booker - but it’s also somewhat disingenuous
Tesco-Booker merger: all you need to know Subscription
What is the rationale, and who will the winners and losers be? What’s the view of the City?
The proposed merger of Booker and Tesco is very big news for the smaller store end of British grocery retail
Charles Wilson has in the past rightly asserted that the food retail market is one entity
For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker